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What Happened in 1601

Historical Events in 1601

  • Jan 7 Robert, Earl of Essex, leads revolt in London against Queen Elizabeth
  • Jan 14 Church authorities in Rome burn Hebrew books
  • Jan 17 France gains Bresse, Bugey, Valromey & Gex in treaty with Spain
  • Feb 8 Earl Robert Devereux of Essex armies draws into London
  • Feb 13 1st British East India Company voyage departs from London, lead by John Lancaster
  • Jul 30 Spanish garrison of Rhine birch surrenders to Earl Mauritius
  • Aug 6 Spanish garrison of Meurs surrender to earl Mauritius
  • Aug 27 Olivier van Noort completes first Dutch exploration of new world
  • Oct 21 Memorial service for Daitokuji's Shinju held for Ikkyu Sojun in Kyoto
  • Oct 24 Johannes Kepler succeeds Tycho Brahe as imperial mathematician to Emperor Rudolph II

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Famous People in 1601

World Leaders in 1601

Famous Weddings in 1601

  • Jun 7 Louis Gunther of Nassau weds countess Anna Margaretha of Manderscheid